Last Kingdom

Bob’s Pick: The Last Kingdom (Season Four) on Netflix One of the best writers today of historical fiction is Bernard Cornwell. His current series of books are collectively known as the “Saxon Chronicles”. If you’re at all interested in the history of medieval England before it actually became England, I highly recommend this series of…

My Oxford Year

Cori’s Pick: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan Did you read the JoJo Moyes Me Before You trilogy?  Did you love it?  If so, I highly recommend you snatch up Julia Whelan’s tasty debut (April, 2018), sit back and prepare to laugh and perhaps shed a tear – no spoilers here, but for me, the…

Pet

Rebecca’s Pick: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi Jam knows that there used to be “monsters” in the city of Lucille – monsters being those who did harm to others – but the “angels” eradicated them…right? Jam discovers more than she could have imagined when she meets Pet, an eerie beast-like being born from a painting. Pet…

The Gifted School

Cori’s Pick: The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger Wow.  What a timely read!  This book was published in July of 2019 – which coincidentally was just a few months after the massive college admission cheating scandal of a couple of famous actresses (Ms Huffman, Ms Loughlin – we’re talkin’ about you). This is a juicy,…

Dry

Rebecca’s Pick: Dry by Joel & Neal Shusterman The California drought, dubbed the “Tap-Out,” has reached a boiling point. Tensions are high as people resort to desperate measures to find water. Alyssa finds herself right in the middle of the desperation with the added responsibility of taking care of her little brother, Garrett, since her…

The Herd

Cori’s Pick: The Herd by Andrea Bartz THE HERD is a glamorous, women-only co-working space in New York, founded by THE HERD’s fearless leader, Eleanor Walsh.  Eleanor has surrounded herself with two of her best friends from childhood to make this co-working space a wild success and is flattered when a third friend moves back…

Cross Her Heart

Sara’s Pick: Cross Her Heart by Meilida Leigh When Bree Taggert was a little girl, her parents were killed in a murder-suicide.  She and her siblings survived and she promised her little sister to protect her “cross her heart”. But when she gets a distressed call from her sister, she’s not there to protect her,…

Love on Lexington Avenue

Cori’s Pick: Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne I’ve been reading some more ‘literary’ fiction lately and was feeling like I needed to change it up a bit.  I picked up this book without realizing it was the second book of The Central Park Pact Series, so I read the series out of order. …

The Nugget

Bob’s Pick: The Nugget by P.T. Deutermann   Tired of sitting at home with no place to go? When your feet can’t take you where you want to go, you’ll always have your mind (unless you don’t exercise it and lose it sitting at home) lol. Your mind gives you mobility that nothing else can….

Such a Fun Age

Cori’s Pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Have you read this book?  I desperately need to chat with people about this book.  Such a Fun Age is Kiley Reid’s debut novel and has received lots of hype, and rightly so.  It is relevant in painting a portrait of race and class in contemporary…